cultural & social

Valentine's Day at the IC

Friday, February 14, 2020
Valentine's Day

Description: Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14. Come learn more about this holiday while enjoying snacks and themed crafts!

Note: This is a drop-in event, not a formal presentation. 

Registration: Your RSVP is appreciated for planning purposes. Please register here.

Taste of Culture

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Taste of Culture

Description: Stop by the International Center to enjoy some snacks and learn a little bit about the culture and tradition.

No registration is necessary. First come first served. There is no formal presentation at the event.

  • Lunar New Year (1/23)
  • Mardi Gras (2/25)
  • St. Patrick's Day (3/17)

Winter Birthday Celebrations

Friday, January 17, 2020
Birthday Celebrations

Location: IHAA Community Room (921 Church Street). IHAA is a 3-minute walk from the Ross Business School.

Description: Blow the horn! Beat the drum! It is not a celebration until you come! Come say birthday wishes and sing birthday songs in different languages, learn how birthdays are celebrated in different cultures, and celebrate birthdays with people around the globe. Feel free to bring friends to the event!

2019 Global Photo Showcase

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Global Photo Showcase

Description: Join various U-M International Education units at the 4th annual Global Photo Showcase, featuring student photography from all over the world! Vote for fan favorites and enter raffles to win U-M prizes. Chat with international students, study abroad returnees, and international education professionals. Enjoy food and music from around the globe and learn about upcoming global programs, scholarships, and other international opportunities. RSVP here!

Guided Tour of Ann Arbor

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Guided Tour Ann Arbor

Meeting Location: Michigan Language Center (715 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

Description: The city of Ann Arbor is full of culture, entertainment, nature and good food! Learn about the city of Ann Arbor and visit popular downtown spots, such as libraries, museums, cafes, and specialty shops. The tour will start at Michigan Language Center. You are not required to stay for the entire duration of the tour so feel free to exit the tour at anytime. 

IC/MLC Summer BBQ

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Summer BBQ

Location: New Shelter, Island Park (1450 Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105)

Description: Going to a barbecue (BBQ) is an American summer tradition. It is common to have BBQs for birthdays, high school/college graduations, and other large celebrations. Come celebrate summer in Ann Arbor with a BBQ at Island Park! There will be American BBQ food (vegetarian options will be available) and typical BBQ games to play, such as American football.

Exploring Culture & Respectful Community Engagement

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Exploring Culture

Description: During your international experience this summer, you will likely be exploring a new culture and engaging with a new community. This workshop will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Understanding and dealing with culture shock in your host country and reverse culture shock after returning back home.
  • Navigating your social identities abroad.
  • Entering and exiting your community respectfully.
  • Ethical photography and social media considerations.

This workshop is open to all students!

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